Monday, July 26, 2010

Roger Federer, He's Just Classy

I found this great post today at Your Volleys Suck called "Roger Federer is Not a Douche." It talks about how a lot of people believe Federer to be arrogant and douchey when in fact he's actually a really nice guy. The evidence to support this comes in the form of quotes from Roger's colleagues. These are the people who actually know him, and play against him, and share a locker room with him, and it is very, very rare to hear anything even remotely negative about Roger from any current or retired players. And really, if you're the number one player in the world for years, and you're winning all of the majors, then the other players are going to want to find something to hate about you, but the fact that everyone on tour seems to like him must mean that he's a really decent person. 

The player quotes are quite interesting and I've copied a few of my favourite ones below:

He's probably the most talented person to ever carry a raquet aroundthe shots that he can come up with, the way he's kind of become a totally complete player. But I think off the court, it's huge. There have been a lot of good champions, but he's just classy. He is never high and mighty in the locker room or anything like that. — Andy Roddick

The most pleasant player on a human level? No doubt at all. Roger Federer. He's elegant on and off the court, a fine ambassador for tennis. — Fabrice Santoro

Q: You're going to play Federer in the seminfinal. Quite a few players and tennis fans would like Roger to win this tournament because it's the only Grand Slam he hasn't won yet. Do you also feel that way, if you were to face him in the next round?
A: Juan Martin Del Potro: We feel the pressure of the fans, everybody want Roger to win this tournament. If I can't do it—if I can't win this tournament, I want to see next Sunday Roger with the trophy.

Lots more great stuff in the original article so click here to be taken there now.

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